18.03.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 18.03.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Adult Volunteers Needed for YJA Convention 2016
  • Discover The Powerful You" Workshop, 3/19-20
  • Bhakti On Param Krupaludev, 4/17
  • Wellness Challenge
  • 2016 JCSC Calendars
  • Other News & Events

                  Ongoing Programs | March - April 2016




                  Start Time

                  Daily Ashtprakari Puja


                   7:30 AM

                  Aarti-Mangal Divo


                   8:15 PM


                   7:30 PM


                  Daily in the morning


                  Chaudus Pratikraman

                  3/22 (Chomasi Chaudus)

                   6:30 PM (weekday)

                  Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

                  4/9 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

                   9:00 AM

                  Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


                   7:30 PM


                  Tatvarthadhigam Sutra Swadhyay

                  3/27, 4/3, 4/17

                  3/27, 4/3, 4/17

                   9:40 AM

                  10.00 AM to 12.15 PM
                  By Girishbhai

                  Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

                  3/27, 4/3, 4/17

                   1:00 to 4:00 PM
                  Aradhana Hall
                  By Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

                  Weekly Evening Swadhyay

                  Every Mon,Tue,Wed & Thu


                  Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


                   By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

                  14 Gunasthanak


                   By Hasendrabhai
                  (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

                  Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut 


                   By Rameshbhai 
                  (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

                  Shri Yogshatak Granth 


                   By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)



                  Life Time Tithis


                  • 3/24 Shah, Dilip and Pragna - Punyatithi of Manekben Shah
                  • 3/31 Salvi, Kirit and Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal
                  • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Pookhraj Poonamchand
                  • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa - For Rashmikant & Kishoriben Jhaveri
                  • 4/25 Udani Neeta - For Dr Vikram Udani
                  • 4/26 Modi and Shah family - Punyatithi of Kamlaben Nagindas Modi
                  • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
                  • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Geetaben - For Geetaben Shah & Alka D Shah


                  Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12@yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh@JainCenter.net for information or questions.




                  Upcoming Events





                  Dignitary Visits/Shibirs


                  • "Discover the Powerful You" Workshop by Shri Jiten Bhai Shah | March 19 - 20, 2016
                  • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations - Shri Niravbhai Kadiwala from India | May 13 - 15, 2016




                  Adult Volunteers Needed for YJA Convention 2016


                  The 2016 YJA Convention is celebrating two big milestones this year. First, YJA is turning 25 years old! Second, the convention is coming back to Los Angeles after 16 years! This is our chance to work together as a Sangh to help throw the best national convention ever. One of the most important things in hosting this convention is having great volunteers. YJA'16 will be hosting close to 800 different people from all across the country throughout the weekend, so we need as much help as we can get. Our adult volunteers always have a lot of fun, but it is even more fun if you tell your friends and family to volunteer with you. Volunteer Today!! 

                  Go to: www.convention.yja.org/volunteer

                  Or fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/okr7QWPqo9

                  The convention will be held from July 1st-4th at the LAX Gateway Sheraton Hotel. 

                  Deadline to register is March 31st. If you have any questions feel free to email us at volunteer.la(at)yja.org. Thank you and we hope to see you this July!"

                  Warm Regards,
                  Urvashi Jain, Tina Lapsia, and Diyaanka Jhaveri
                  Adult Volunteer Committee Co-Leads, 2015-2016
                  Connect with YJA:




                  Discover The "Powerful" You, Weekend Workshop
                  March 19 - 20, 2016


                  Discover the "Powerful" You!!!!!!
                  Relations & Karma

                  2 Day Workshop/શિબિર:

                  • When: Saturday, March 19th & Sunday, March 20th 2016
                  • Time: 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
                  • Where: Jain Center of Southern CA, Buena Park.

                  After successful shibirs all across US last year, it will be our honor to have Shree Jitenbhai Shah (35 years old) conduct the second series of Discover the Powerful You on the topic of Relations & Karma. In this 2 day Workshop, HE will help explain the Karmic Effect that impacts our Relations - our parents, our children, our colleagues, our friends and everyone we know. 

                  પેહલી શિબિરમાં આપણે સ્વની સત ઓળખાણ કરી, હું આત્મા છું એ જાણ્યું. સ્વ અને પરને જે બાંધી રાખે છે એવા ઋણાનુંબંધના સંબંધો પાછળ નું science, કર્મ ની કરામત, અને કઈ રીતે બધા પ્રકારના સંબંધો ને આપણે શાંતિ અને પ્રેમપૂર્વક ન્યાય આપીએ એની અનોખી રીતો માર્ચ 19 અને 20 ની શિબિરનો વિષય છે. શિબિર કર્તા, શ્રી જીતેન ભાઈ શાહ, પાછા આવી રહ્યા છે. તો ચાલો અપણા ઋણાનુંબંધી સાથે કઈ રીતના હસતા રમતા મોક્ષે એ જાણીયે. 

                  Last time over 1000 jignasus took advantage of Shree Jitenbhai's workshop. This workshop will be unique in its approach with 1-1 participation, MBA like Case Studies, Peace Treaty, Meditation and Soulful Prayer Offerings and much more!

                  To register, please click the link below:

                  To view a video on this topic, please click the link below:

                  CLICK HERE for a flyer to learn more about the Speaker Shri Jitenbhai Shah.

                  Barometer of Spiritual Life are Peaceful Relations!!!!

                  For any questions or concerns, please contact: 

                  • Premal Doshi 213-210-3711
                  • Hiren Shah 949-375-7063
                  • Reena Shah 818-859-818




                  Bhakti On Param Krupalu Dev's Deh Vilay Din - April 27, 2016


                  Jai Jinendra,

                  To commemorate Para​m KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandraji's ​Dehvilay Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have Bhakti on Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

                  The Program will be as follows:

                  1.    Navkaar Mantra
                  2.    Mangalacharan
                  3.    Jineshwarni Vani
                  4.    Importance of Krupaludev's Life
                  5.    Apurva Avsar
                  6.    Bhakti Pads by Mumukshus
                  7.    Kshamapna
                  8.    Aarti
                  9.    Mangal Divo
                  10. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
                  11. He! Param Krupalu Dev

                  In order to participate, please let us know the Bhakti pad you want to take by no later than Thursday April 14th, 2016, so that we can plan the program appropriately.

                  ​Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.

                  Please do come on time as the Bhakti program will start promptly at 8:30 PM.




                  Wellness Challenge - Walk A Total Of 12 Miles


                  For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "walk a total of 12 miles.” Walking is an exercise that people have enjoyed for centuries. It is safe, and the risk of injury or strain is lower than it is with other types of exercise. The cost involved in walking is low, because you just need a pair of comfortable shoes, or you may even walk barefoot. Walking for 10 minutes a day yields numerous benefits, and you can begin to experience these soon after you begin your walking routine. Consult your health practitioner before beginning any exercise program to assure that you do not have health conditions or limitations that affect your ability to exercise safely. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here




                  2016 JCSC Calendars


                  The 2016 JCSC Calender/Panchang have been distributed.
                  Thanks to the efforts and cooperation of our volunteers and members, we have also saved on mailing costs for the same, by hand delivering them.
                  If for some reason, you have not been able to pick up your calender, you may still do so at our Jain Center.

                  However, If you are unable to do so, and would like to receive one by mail, please send an email with full postal address to:

                  • Kalpesh Jhaveri, email kalherc@yahoo.com
                  • Jayana Shah, email jayana.n.shah@gmail.com
                  • Dr Mahendra Shah email drmcshah@hotmail.com

                  We will send it out as soon as we get the request, and as long as they are available.
                  Thank You
                  The Calendar Committee




                  Other News & Events



                  1. JCYC Celebrates Holi - March 19, 2016
                  JCYC committee will be hosting our annual Holi event at Huntington Beach (Blue Tower 17) on Saturday March 19, 2016 from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM. Tickets are $5, $7 at the door, which includes the powder and food. THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME!!! Feel free to invite whomever you like to the event and hope to see you all there! 
                  (Holi is like the color run, but without all the running!)

                  2. Special Premier Event At Claremont School Of Theology - March 31, 2016

                  Please join us for a special advanced screening of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, an epic new series by the National Geographic Channel, which explores different cultures and religions around the world to uncover the meaning of God and life. Watch the trailer.

                  Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm to 9pm
                  Mudd Theater, Claremont School of Theology
                  1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711


                  6:30 p.m. Doors Open
                  7:00 p.m. Screening Starts

                  8:15 p.m. Tripp Fuller and Prof. Philip Clayton host an Interfaith Panel Discussion with The Story of God producer, James Younger. The Panel includes:

                  • Dr. Nitin Shah, anesthesiologist at Loma Linda Medical Center, Former President, Jain Center of Southern California, internationally known Jain leader and spokesperson 

                  • Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW, Professor of Ritual and Human Development,
                  The Academy for Jewish Religion, California

                  • Imam Jihad Turk, President, Bayan Claremont

                  • Victor Gabriel, Buddhist scholar, Chair and Assistant Professor of the Department of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the University of the West 

                  8:45 p.m. The evening concludes with light refreshments.

                  Students are encouraged to come and tweet the evening.

                  RSVP to: Aubrey@differentdrummer.com

                  For more information, clickhere.





                  Kinal Modi
                  for the office of Public Relations

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